Terry snubs handshake with FA chairman David Bernstein during Champions League trophy handover

The FA chairman downplayed the incident but admits his relationship with the Chelsea captain is "distant"
Chelsea captain John Terry refused a handshake from the Football Association's chairman David Bernstein during the handover of the Champions League trophy to Uefa on Friday.

In February 2012, Bernstein and the FA stripped Terry of his England captaincy amid allegations of racial abuse towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and handed the Chelsea defender a further four-game ban after he was cleared in court of any charges.

When asked by Sky Sports if he shook Bernstein's hand, Terry replied: “No, it's a difficult one for me. He went and spoke about me in the court case."

Terry, who was joined by Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic during the club's trophy handover, watched as his colleagues took turns to speak to Bernstein as they walked on stage.

However the retired England international moved away from the FA chairman to avoid confronting him with a handshake, but Bernstein was quick to play down the incident despite admitting their relationship was “a little distant”.

"I didn't notice anything," Bernstein said. “My relationships with everyone here are really fantastic.

"I didn't notice a thing and I think we should talk about more positive things than that sort of nonsense.

"I don't know [if there will be reconciliation]. I'm not really terribly concerned. I have other things to think about. In my last three months, I have other priorities."

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